There are some really good deals to be had if you are smart and know what it is you are buying
Are you buying from a Reputable Supplier?
Research the company or supplier you are buying from and make sure they have a reputable track record for selling quality products and servicing clients in your area.
If the copier/multifunction printer was previously owned or used, make sure it has been properly serviced / reconditioned. Make sure they didn’t just clean the outside or slap on new panels.
A reputable copier/multifunction printer dealer (who intends to honour business into the future, will likely replace all of the crucial components and parts, giving the copier/multifunction printer a fresh and predictable life span.
Also, if they intend to service the copier/multifunction printer for you under a contract, they will make sure it is running very well before shipping out the door.
Who will service the copier/multifunction printer when it goes down?
If you are just buying a used copier “as is” or not opting for a service contract, make sure you understand what it will cost you to have the copier/multifunction printer serviced when it does break down.
If not under a service contract, you could be paying for hours of labour as well as parts costs. One of the great things about having a service contract is that you can be sure you are getting a decent copier/multifunction printer up front. A supplier would never sell you a lemon if they knew they had to service it themselves.
Have you researched the equipment brand / model?
What model / brand of equipment are you buying? How does it rate for reliability?
At the end of the day, reliability is probably the most crucial factor in your day to day business needs. If the machine goes down, and you depend on it for mission critical tasks, that can be an expense in itself.
If you are in business for yourself or work for a company and are searching for used photocopiers online, naturally you want to get the best value at the best price. Just remember, the best value is not always the lowest price, and sometimes the lowest price up front, ends up being the most costly choice down the road.
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